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By Papich-Forsyth DDS & Associates
September 14, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures

How your family dentists in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio can whiten your smile

You’ve heard about teeth whitening treatments, but you’re not sure if they are right for you. The truth is if you have yellowed, stained or teeth whiteningaging teeth and you want a brighter, whiter smile, a professional teeth whitening treatment is definitely right for you! Your family dentists at Papich-Forsyth DDS & Associates in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio want to introduce you to the magic of professional teeth whitening.

Why should you choose a professional whitening treatment? That’s a very good question considering there are many over-the-counter whitening products you can simply buy at the grocery store. The truth is, these products may not give you the profound whitening result you want, and the results may not last very long. Some over-the-counter whitening products can make your teeth sensitive.

Professional whitening treatments from your family dentists in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio can whiten your teeth up to 8 shades whiter and the results can last an astounding 5 years! Whether your teeth are stained from smoking, coffee or aging, a professional dental whitening treatment can restore your dazzling white smile.

Your family dentists in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio offer different options of teeth whitening treatments, each with its own advantages. Consider:

  • A speedy in-office teeth whitening treatment known as ZOOM whitening; your treatment will take about an hour, making it the perfect choice for your busy schedule.
  • A convenient take-home whitening kit containing professional strength whitening gel and custom trays; this method allows you to whiten and brighten your smile whenever you want, in the comfort and privacy of your home.

Your family dentists in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio want you to know you should visit for a full exam before you have your teeth whitened. That’s because there are timing issues with teeth whitening treatments. For example, if you have painful dental issues, you should have them treated before whitening your teeth. If you are thinking about crowns, veneers or cosmetic dental treatment, you should whiten first to your desired shade, and then match your cosmetic treatment to your newly-whitened smile. This creates a seamless, blended look.

You deserve a whitened, brightened smile because a great smile is your gift to the world. Your new, dazzling smile is just a phone call away. Call your family dentists at Papich-Forsyth DDS & Associates in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. Call today and look great tomorrow!

Investing in a professional teeth whitening procedure can be like hitting a reset button on your smile. Many people express teeth whiteningdissatisfaction with how their teeth look and admit to feeling self-conscious in social and professional settings as a result. Cosmetic dentistry has made it possible to significantly whiten dull, stained teeth, and correct the effects of lifestyle habits that ultimately punish the teeth.

Smile Makeover in Stow, OH

The dentists at Papich-Forsyth DDS and Associates in Stow, OH offer both in-office and take-home professional teeth whitening services designed to remove the most common stains and discolorations from teeth. Wondering if professional whitening is right for you? While many stains and discolorations can be obvious, most teeth become progressively dull and lackluster over a period of time (usually several years), making it difficult to notice the changes at first. Everyone is susceptible to dental staining through food, trauma, certain medications, and one of the biggest culprits - smoking.

So does a tooth whitening procedure mean living on nothing but clear fluids and white foods until the end of time to avoid re-staining your beautiful newly white smile? Not necessarily. While it's always a good idea to avoid cigarettes and tobacco products for oral and general health reasons, as well as for the brightness of your smile, food and drink also play a role in tooth discoloration, and completely avoiding them all would be unrealistic. Avoiding some of the worst offenders immediately after the procedure - red wine, soda, coffee, and black teas - is a good rule of thumb to follow. Berries and condiments like soy sauce, mustard, and ketchup should also be used in moderation. In addition to diet, regular brushing and flossing, especially after meals, should always be at the top of the list.

Professional Teeth Whitening in Stow

For more information on the Zoom! Chairside Whitening System and the professional tooth whitening method that is best for you, contact a dentist at Papich-Forsyth DDS and Associates by calling (330) 688-0888 to schedule an appointment today.

By Aesthetic Image Dental
February 06, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: teeth whitening  

There are a number of teeth whitening options to put the brightness back into your smile — from professional dentist office applications to over-the-counter products for home use. But before you decide on an option, you should first consider whether whitening is right for you and to what extent.

Here are 3 questions to ask yourself — and us — before undergoing a whitening treatment.

Do I have any dental problems that make whitening problematic? The underlying cause of the staining may stem from decay, root canal problems or other dental issues; in these cases the underlying cause needs to be treated first, because whitening would only mask the actual problem. You also may not want to whiten your teeth for aesthetic reasons: people with certain features like short teeth or gummy smiles may find these features become more prominent after teeth whitening. It might be more advisable in these cases to consider other cosmetic options first.

How much whitening do I really need to improve my smile? One of the biggest myths about teeth whitening is the brighter the shade the more attractive the smile. A truly attractive tooth color, however, is more nuanced, and every person’s ideal color is different. The most attractive and natural color is one that matches the whites of your eyes.

What effect will whitening have on existing dental work I already have? In most cases, none — and that could be a problem. Composite resins or ceramic dental material have their color “baked in” and bleaching chemicals used in whitening have no effect on them. The concern then is whether whitening nearby natural teeth may produce a color mismatch between them and the dental restorations, resulting in an unattractive appearance.

Before you decide on teeth whitening, visit us first for a complete exam and consultation. We’ll discuss whether whitening is a good option for you, or whether there are other issues we should address first. We can also advise you on products and techniques, and how to get the most from your whitening experience.

If you would like more information on teeth whitening, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation. You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Important Teeth Whitening Questions…Answered!